Zoeglossia Retreat for Poets with Disabilities

Zoeglossia is announcing its call for fellows.

Zoeglossia is a literary organization that is seeking to pioneer an inclusive space for poets with disabilities. Much like its forbearers Canto Mundo, Kundiman, Cave Canem, Vona, and Lambda Literary, Zoeglossia strives to create an open and supportive community that fosters creativity for poets with disabilities.

During an annual, 3-day retreat, eight poets from all backgrounds will have the chance to workshop with established writers, and give and attend panel discussions and readings. Our yearly retreats aim to promote professional as well as artistic development.

Zoeglossia’s 3-day retreat will be held annually at the Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio, Texas. Poets with all forms of disabilities, ages 21 and over, are eligible to apply. Fellows, once accepted, are invited to attend two additional retreats within a five-year period.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST
APPLICATION FEE: $10 on the website: http://www.zoeglossia.org/donation to Zoeglossia (HOW?)
Attendance costs: Each fellow will be responsible for their transportation to and from San Antonio. There will also be a $200 tuition fee which goes toward food and lodging. If necessary, financial assistance may be applied for once accepted to the program. The fees are still being determined and are subject to change.

Teaching Faculty: Cecil Giscomb, Jennifer Bartlett, Ellen McGrath Smith

Who’s eligible:
• Poets with disabilities who live within the United States
• PoetsApplicants must be 21 years old andor older
Submission Guidelines:
To submit, please make a $10 donation on the Zoeglossia website:
Please submit the following to zoeglossia@gmail.com. All applications must appear in
one Word document or PDF with the applicant’s last name (underscore) first name
(Smith_Sally) as the name of the file.

Please include:
• Ten pages of poems
• c.v. (no longer than 2 pages)
• The name and contact information of two references
• Two-page statement of purpose detailing your interest in poetry and the disability community

Zoeglossia Retreat for Poets with Disabilities

Disability Poetics Seminar

This Thursday, October 18, an important event in disability literature will be taking place at the University of Pennsylvania: The Disability Poetics Symposium. As befits a university symposium there will be scholarly round tables on the work of Larry Eigner, disability and performance, and disability and experimental poetics. These will include nationally known writers such as Michael Davidson, Jennifer Bartlett, Camisha Jones and Charles Bernstein. There will also be public poetry readings with a heavy nod toward Philadelphia based poets like Dan Simpson, Anne Kaier, Brian Teare and Ona Gritz. It should be a great opportunity for anyone interested in disability poetry to see what the movement is all about. A schedule with specific information can be found at https://newdisabilitypoetics.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/schedule/

Disability Poetics Seminar